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It's increasing obvious that we are in the midst of a transformation of computing that will be as significant and disruptive as the emergence of personal computing was thirty years ago. There are technical advancements that enable this change, just like there were for personal computing. But this time it seems less clear where the changes are taking us. The PC era wasn't just the result of random-walk application of emerging technologies. It was a revolution that was shaped by a shared vision. Where's our vision? Is there a goal that is shaping the current revolution? Is it really just about mobility, clouds, HTML, content, and "not PCs"? Change is roaring at us and that makes this a great time for innovative technologists. But let's find our shared vision and see if we can be intentional about using our innovations to shape the next era of computing.